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DICK VAN PATTEN’S NATURAL BALANCE PET FOODS SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

This Sweepstakes is sponsored and run by Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. ("Sponsor"). Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules, along with this website's Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Statement.

Sweepstakes Period. The Sweepstakes commences at 12:01 A.M. PDT on November 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59 P.M. PDT on November 30, 2012.

Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to anyone age 18 or older as of the date of entry who is a legal resident in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, except where prohibited by law or in any state that would require advance registration of this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico and U.S. territories and possessions. You are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. Sweepstakes is void where restricted or prohibited by law. Employees, officers and directors of Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies and anyone involved in the Sweepstakes' development or execution, the immediate family members (meaning spouses, parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses) of such employees, officers and directors and members of the households of such employees, officers and directors are not eligible.

How to Enter. Entrants must complete the online registration process and submit all required fields including their email address and telephone number via the web-based form beginning on the website www.naturalbalanceinc.com. Limit one (1) entry per entrant. Personal information submitted by entrant will be treated according to Natural Balance’s Privacy Policy. Sponsor reserves the right to deny any entry based on submission of incomplete information or non-compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries.

Winner Selection. All valid entries submitted by 11:59 P.M. PDT on November 30, 2012 (the "Cutoff Date") will be eligible for a random drawing to take place on or before December 3, 2012. Any entry submitted after the Cutoff Date will not be eligible. The prizes will be awarded to the entrant who is selected through our random drawing. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of valid entries received. The winner will be notified by the email address and/or telephone number used to register entry. The winner has three (3) days from email/telephone notification to respond and confirm the winning entry. If the initial winner does not respond within this period, then a second drawing will be held. If necessary, subsequent drawings will be held until there is a confirmed winner provided time permits. The winner shall be required to complete an affidavit or declaration of eligibility/liability and, where permitted by law, a publicity release, which must be signed and returned so that it is received by Sponsor within seven (7) days of the prize notification. Failure to comply may result in forfeiture of all rights to prize(s). Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners.

Grand Prize. The winner will be awarded the following prize: One (1) year's supply of Natural Balance Pet Foods ($1,000 supply); and

A trip for you (and up to three family members) to Pasadena, California ("Location") to watch the 124th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade ® ("Event") and Rose Bowl Game ® on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Pasadena, California*

*The trip includes attending the Event on the same day. The trip will include (i) roundtrip coach class air transportation for Grand Prize winner (and up to three family members), which shall originate from one airport of Sponsor's choice nearest Grand Prize winner's residence (as determined by Sponsor) to the Location. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation if the Grand Prize winner resides within 150 miles of the Location; (ii) round trip ground transportation for Grand Prize winner (and up to three family members) between airport and hotel at the Location and between hotel and Event; and (iii) two (2) nights hotel accommodations at the Location for Grand Prize winner which shall be one room (price based on double occupancy; meals, telephone calls, tips and other incidentals and costs are not included).

The prize package will be awarded to one (1) randomly selected winner. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $3,200.00. Taxes and other expenses not specifically identified in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed except as deemed necessary by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Limit one prize per person/family/household. If Grand Prize winner cannot travel on dates specified by Sponsor, Grand Prize winner will forfeit all rights to the prize. Sponsor is not responsible if potential Grand Prize winner is unable or unavailable to accept prize. If the Grand Prize winner is not available to travel on the dates specified by Sponsor in its sole discretion, Grand Prize winner privileges and Grand Prize will be terminated and an alternative Grand Prize winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries if time permits. Sponsor will determine the airline and hotel in its sole discretion. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Grand Prize winner must possess valid travel documents in order to travel. Travel arrangements are subject to availability and must be roundtrip. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. All travel dates are subject to change in Sponsor's sole discretion. If, for any reason, any Grand Prize related event is delayed, cancelled or postponed, Sponsor reserves the right, but is not obligated, to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes in its discretion and shall award a substitute prize of equal or greater value, which may include, but is not limited to, a cash prize equivalent to the ARV of the trip portion of the Grand Prize as set forth in these Official Rules. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, except as provided by the manufacturer.

General Terms and Conditions. By participating, entrants agree that Sponsor, its shareholders, agents and representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; (iv) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend and interpret these Official Rules at any time, and to terminate, suspend or cancel Sweepstakes at any time for any reason, including, without limitation, if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem or security breach corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner's name, hometown (including state or province) and/or likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. Any claim arising out of the foregoing shall be instituted solely in a court situated in Los Angeles County, California, and entrant and Sponsor irrevocably agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such court. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. A copy of these Official Rules and a winner’s list may be obtained by sending an email request to kathys@naturalbalanceinc.com not later than December 31, 2012. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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